This is an excerpt from the book I am currently reading. “At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease”. The Great Influenza was written by John M. Barry. I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Years ago I gave a presentation to The Association of Records and Information Managers (ARMA-New Orleans chapter) on this very subject and how it would affect us economically and related to continuation of business.
I am not an expert in the field of illness, but I am an expert in the field of helping business, government, historians, archivists, researchers, educators, and medical to preserve their valuable information.
BENEFITS OF DOCUMENT IMAGING:
Immediate Access to information
Simultaneous access to information
Customer service is enhanced
Distribution of information is cheap and easy
Reduction of floor space dedicated to file cabinets/boxes
Reduced costs in file box storage
"History is a vast early warning system"